Saturday, May 19, 2018

Projections at NC Art Museum | Raleigh, NC | May, 2018

As part of the You Are Here exhibition, the NC Art Museum hosted two weeks of interactive light graffiti workshops, parties, and workshops with Austrian artist collective OMAi, May 15–26.

I had the the opportunity to work with Markus and Matthais of OMAi to create paintings and animations to be projected on the side of the East Building of the museum for a Night Bright Community Festival Friday, May 26. It was a pleasure collaborating with them!
More images and video on my Instagram page.

Monday, March 26, 2018


Are you taking a lot of classes but still yearning for more critical feedback and community with other artists? I am heading up a Critique Group that will meet several times during spring and summer for arts discussion, networking and creative discovery.


Sat. APRIL 7    10am - 12pm
Sat. APRIL 21  10am - 12pm
Sat. MAY 12     
10am - 12pm cancelled.
Sat. JUNE 2     10am - 12pm
Sat. JUNE 23   10am - 12pm

Meeting location will be RAMP Studios at 821 Riverside Drive. (Right behind Cheap Joe's Art Supply.)

Bring 3-6 works of art you've made recently that you would like feedback on. We will look at the work as a group, talk about a specific issue, and you will leave with an personalized assignment or challenge to work on. Each participant will be encouraged to develop her/his own creative perspective and body of work. Our long term plan is to coordinate a group exhibition, and work on individual marketing strategies. 

Cost: $25 per session. $15 if you want to just listen in. Pay as you attend.

Space is limited. The first five people who RSVP are guaranteed peer feedback. Please contact me directly at if you are interested and/or have questions. You are not required to come to each meeting. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Under the Sea at the North Carolina Art Museum, May 17.

I'm delighted to be included in a fun outdoor art festival at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, May 17th. The theme is "Underwater Love" which suits my Cancerian sensibilities, and my Disney sea witch namesake.

I will be working with OMai to create an animated painting that will be projected on the side of one of the museum buildings. OMai created TagTool, a software that allows artists to create animated projections in real time.  I'll also be heading up a pop-up art project for festival-goers. I'm particularly looking forward to this opportunity to create an interactive project with the public.

More details and photos to come.

Monday, December 11, 2017

New Land, Old Land

I recently closed on a two-acre parcel of land in Delaware County, NY. It's located in the NYC Watershed, and there is a moratorium on industrial development so that the waters are kept free of hazardous materials. Basically it's like acquiring land in the middle of a national park. This is the land where I grew up. (The grey building in the photo is the house I grew up in.) For now my little parcel of land is mostly milkweeds so I like to think of it as a butterfly sanctuary. I have dreams of one day establishing an artist retreat, or a land art garden, or a sustainable berry farm. I will continue to post updates as things develop. 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation

I'm pleased to share that my long-time-friend-for-the-ages, Jaye Bartell, has used a painting I made over ten years ago as the image of his new album, In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation. I met Jaye in 2004 when we both worked in a coffeeshop in Asheville, NC. I was working on the painting during that time. Over the years Jaye and I were roommates a couple times and have generally shared a fondness for rad female painters and writers. Jaye lives in Brooklyn now and is a brilliant friend to visit galleries and museums with.
Please give his music a listen - it's so lovely:

In this interview, Jaye writes:
"The cover art is by Ursula Gullow. Throughout the nearly 15 years I’ve known Ursula, she has represented what I understand an artist to be, and has guided and formed that definition in a primary, ever-expanding way. Her work has been on the walls of any place I’ve ever lived. I love Alice Neel and Edvard Munch and Charlotte Salomon because their work reminds me of Ursula’s, so her work was my point of entry. I didn’t grow up in an “artistic” environment, or a literary environment. It wasn’t until 18 or 19 that I started reading and looking at images that weren’t on television, a cereal box, or an album cover. Ursula’s cover painting was the first work of art that breathed and moved me toward not only reverence or admiration, but to work and to a life where dreams and grace and mystery had value."

Sunday, June 25, 2017


One is a Crowd

a collaborative public art-making project
July 3 — September 30.
Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Every perception of color is an illusion.. ..we do not see colors as they really are. In our perception they alter one another.
- Josef Albers

In his book, The Interaction of Color, Josef Albers proposes that all color is relative; each color can only be seen according to those colors that surround it. One is a Crowd asks participants to consider how they perceive themselves and others in relation to the people around them. The project explores the shifting boundaries between the individual and their community, and the in-between spaces of social interaction.
For the month of July, I will be facilitating the development of One is a Crowd in the Upfront Gallery & Lobby of Artspace in Raleigh, NC. All are invited to participate at any point during the month. As a collaborator, you will create a self portrait/representation in my workroom at Artspace, which I will incorporate into a large on-site installation. Portraits must be created with me at Artspace using my materials and guidelines. All are welcome to participate - no art-making experience is necessary.  Read more

Artspace is open to the public Tues - Sat: 10am - 6pm.

Thursday July 13, 6:30—8:30pm
Meet the Residents: Artist talks with Ursula Gullow + David Politzer. Read more.

Saturday July 15, 10:00am—12:00pm
Connect & Create self-portrait workshop for families. Read more.

July 17—July 21, 9:00am—12:00pm
Workshop: expressive self portraits Ages 11-16 only. Read more.

Friday August 4, 6:00—9:00pm
Opening reception for One is a Crowd final installation. On view thru September 30.